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Stopping Pressure Injuries Before They Start Makes Good Sense…Cents

The Preferred Treatment is Prevention Pressure injuries are painful, quite often increase patient lengths of stay and carry an annual mortality rate of nearly 60,000. It stands to reason why prevention may be the wisest choice. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. While Ben Franklin probably wasn’t referring to pressure injuries,…
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All Cushions are Not Created Equal

WAFFLE Support Surfaces deliver pressure redistribution that patients and caregivers can count on.   At EHOB, preventing pressure injuries is the foundation on which we were built over 35 years ago. It’s what we do. But we’re not your average device manufacturer. Founded by a physician, good patient outcomes have always been our driving force. It…
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Comfort and Security Pivotal for Patient Healing

Safe and Sound So what can be done to ease the patients’ minds? Nosocomephobia.  It’s a big word with a simple meaning: fear of hospitals. While not everyone entering the hospital suffers at this level, most people do experience some degree of stress or anxiety. Patients aren’t always versed in how healthcare operates. And toss…
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Safer Patient Handling is Safer for Caregivers, Too

Thanks for the Lift! EHOB stepped up to thechallenge with innovative tools to shoulder some of the load. Safely turning and repositioning immobile patients is crucial for pressure injury prevention. But evidence suggests that patient handling is also a root cause for musculoskeletal disorders among caregivers. Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show the…
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Consistency Counts in the Continuum of Care

Comfort and Joy! Kicking off good quality care in the Emergency Department makes good sense and essentially sets the tone for the patient experience. Hospitals. While we’re certainly glad they exist, entering one is not typically on our top ten list of favorite things to do. And in the ever-changing world of healthcare, there are…
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All Over the MAP

Using pressure mapping in the fight against pressure injuries A pressure mapping system records the actual pressure between the patient’s body and bed surface or wheelchair. Wouldn’t it be great to know what part of the patient’s body is under the most pressure, particularly in those with sensory issues? You can! Pressure mapping systems offer…
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Making the Most of 2022

Self-care isn’t just advised, it’s paramount. You can’t take care of your patients if you are running on empty. Breathe – According to Harvard Medical School, deep breathing helps calm the stress response by boosting relaxation. Stress can contribute to depression and anxiety, but it can also throw a curveball at the immune system. And…
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